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NEWS FROM 2005-08-17
Twins Clobber White Sox 9-4 in 16 Innings (AP)
AP - Shannon Stewart hit a go-ahead RBI single in a five-run 16th inning Tuesday night and the Minnesota Twins sent the White Sox to their first four-game losing streak of the season, beating Chicago 9-4 in 5 hours, 9 minutes.
Orioles Edge Athletics 4-3 (AP)
AP - Brian Roberts scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a controversial error, and the Baltimore Orioles won in wild fashion for the second straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
D-Rays Beats Yankees With Walk in 11th (AP)
AP - Eduardo Perez tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with his second homer of the game and Jonny Gomes walked with the bases loaded with two outs in the 11th, giving the Tampa Bay Devil Rays a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Cubs Snap Streak, Beat Astros on Road (AP)
AP - Greg Maddux outdueled Andy Pettitte for seven innings, and Aramis Ramirez homered and doubled twice to help the Chicago Cubs snap a six-game road losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Bonds Says He Could Return in September (AP)
AP - Barry Bonds now says there's a good chance he could play for the San Francisco Giants this season because his bad knee is doing better.
49ers' Woods Still Trying to Get Healthy (AP)
AP - Rashaun Woods knows he's in danger of becoming another first-round bust for the San Francisco 49ers.
With Finley on Market, Sprewell Must Wait (AP)
AP - Michael Finley's arrival on the free agent market Tuesday had an impact on Latrell Sprewell, whose agent said he'll wait at least a week before signing in Detroit, Houston or elsewhere.
Rockies Activate Greene, Send Speier Down (AP)
AP - The Colorado Rockies activated catcher Todd Greene from the disabled list and optioned reliever Ryan Speier to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.
Reyna Ready to Help Lead U.S to World Cup (AP)
AP - Claudio Reyna is rested, and ready to help lead the United States closer to a World Cup berth.
Mogilny Signs Two-Year Deal With Devils (AP)
AP - Alexander Mogilny, the right winger who earned a Stanley Cup ring with New Jersey, signed a two-year contract Tuesday night to return to the Devils.
Drew or Philip?
SAN DIEGO – That is the question the Chargers will finally answer this season with QBs Drew Brees and Philip Rivers.
Owens returns home, suspension nears end (AP)
Terrell Owens fought with his coach, got kicked out of camp, badmouthed his quarterback, skipped town and came back. Now all he needs to do is get back on the field for the Philadelphia Eagles. T.O.'s timeout from the Eagles was nearing an end, with the All-Pro wide receiver poised to rejoin the team and practice Wednesday, a week after a heated dispute with coach Andy Reid led to his banishment.
Report: Favre has chronic hip condition (AP)
Brett Favre has a chronic hip condition that almost prevented him from being traded to the Green Bay Packers 13 years ago, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday. Favre and former Packers general manager Ron Wolf said Tuesday at training camp that the three-time NFL MVP was diagnosed in 1992 with avascular necrosis, a condition that can lead to hip replacement surgery.
Can new deal be far off for Ward? (AP)
On a night they ran back an interception and two kicks for touchdowns, the Pittsburgh Steelers' best return came a few hours before they beat the Philadelphia Eagles. Hines Ward ended a two-week holdout that concluded just as it began -- with Ward wanting more money and the Steelers declining to give it to him until he showed up and began practicing.
Frerotte not claiming starters job yet (AP)
Gus Frerotte is excited about the opportunity to work exclusively with the Miami Dolphins' first-team offense this week, but he's not ready to claim the starting quarterback job as his own. ``I don't feel that way at all,'' Frerotte said Tuesday. ``I just know I've got to keep working and we all have to keep pushing as quarterbacks because there was one season in 12 years where I've started every...
McGahee sits out, should play Saturday (AP)
Bills running back Willis McGahee missed his second straight practice Tuesday with a sore right leg, but is expected to play in Buffalo's preseason game Saturday against Green Bay. Coach Mike Mularkey said he continues to hold McGahee out for precautionary reasons, but expects him to practice prior to Saturday's game.
No deal means no playing for ``Pacman'' (AP)
Tennessee's top draft pick, Adam ``Pacman'' Jones, didn't sign a deal or practice Tuesday, and coach Jeff Fisher said that means the cornerback won't be going to Atlanta for the Titans' next exhibition game. Jones really wanted to play in Friday night's exhibition game against the Falcons because Atlanta is his hometown.
Dolphins' top pick Brown gets $34M deal (AP)
Ronnie Brown's first day in the Miami Dolphins' training camp was mostly uneventful. The running back took a few handoffs, caught a few passes and spent a lot of time standing and watching practice. Oh, he also signed a five-year, $34 million contract that included about $20 million guaranteed. The second overall pick in the April draft, Brown ended a three-week holdout Monday, and the Dolphins...
Cleveland ranks among the NBA's big offseason winners, while the Lakers have languished as one of its losers.
Many NBA players waived, teams avoid tax (AP)
Michael Finley would still be with the Dallas Mavericks if they could have acted with their hearts. Instead, they had to make the right financial decision. The Mavericks were one of 18 teams to take advantage of a one-time chance to escape luxury tax obligations for any single contract on their books, waiving their captain just before the deadline late Monday night.
With Finley on market, interest is high (AP)
Michael Finley's arrival on the free agent market Tuesday had an impact on Latrell Sprewell, whose agent said he'll wait at least a week before signing in Detroit, Houston or elsewhere. The Mavericks' decision to waive Finley late Monday night changed the complexion of the free agent market, throwing a two-time All-Star into the mix at a time when the majority of NBA teams have already made most...
Sixers' Green will miss 6-to-9 months (AP)
Philadelphia 76ers restricted free agent Willie Green will miss six to nine months after undergoing successful surgery on his left knee Tuesday. The 6-foot-2 guard was scheduled to sign a $20 million, six-year contract, but the restricted free agent injured his knee in a pickup game. While contract terms were reached, the deal was never signed.
Brian Grant, Suns close in on deal (AP)
Free agent power forward Brian Grant will likely sign a two-year, nearly $4 million contract with the Phoenix Suns, agent Mark Bartelstein said Monday. The Chicago Bulls also were interested. ``It's a great opportunity,'' said Bartelstein, adding his client will ``make a final decision'' on Tuesday. ``They have the best record in the league.
Bulls match offer for Duhon (AP)
The Chicago Bulls kept guard Chris Duhon on Monday, matching an offer sheet the restricted free agent signed with Toronto. The Raptors reportedly had offered a three-year deal for more than $9 million. Duhon, a second-round draft pick from Duke in 2004, averaged 5.9 points and led all NBA rookies with 4.9 assists a game.
Mavericks re-sign Darrell Armstrong (AP)
Guard Darrell Armstrong re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Terms of the deal weren't released. Armstrong played 52 games for the Mavericks last season after being acquired from New Orleans in a trade Dec. 3. He averaged 2.3 points and 2.2 assists in 11.1 minutes per game for Dallas. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Armstrong has averaged 10.8 points, 4.7 assists and 1.56 steals over 11 NBA seasons,...
Matt Walsh formally signs Heat deal (AP)
Matt Walsh signed a two-year contract with the Miami Heat on Monday, completing a deal that was essentially agreed to in principle more than a month ago. The former Florida forward, an undrafted free agent, could make $1.2 million in the deal, which is partially guaranteed for the first year. He's the third former Gators standout on the Heat roster, joining power forward Udonis Haslem and newly...
Laviolette to coach '06 US Olympic team (AP)
Peter Laviolette left the Olympics feeling unfilled after his second and final trip as a hockey player. Two appearances without a medal will do that to an athlete. He didn't think he'd get another chance to redeem himself, but that came Tuesday when the Carolina Hurricanes coach was picked to lead the next group of Americans back to the Olympics next February.
Devils sign Mogilny to two-year deal (AP)
Alexander Mogilny, the right winger who earned a Stanley Cup ring with New Jersey, signed a two-year contract Tuesday night to return to the Devils. Mogilny came to the Devils late in the 1999-00 season and helped New Jersey to its second championship with four goals and three assists in the playoffs.
Predators re-sign F Steve Sullivan (AP)
The Predators re-signed forward Steve Sullivan on Tuesday to a four-your contract, and agreed to terms with defenseman Dan Hamhuis on a one-year deal. The 31-year-old Sullivan had 73 points in 80 games with Nashville and Chicago during 2003-04. The Ontario native has scored more than 20 goals in each of his last six seasons and tied for ninth in the NHL with a career-high 49 assists in the season...
Hurricanes bring back popular D Wesley (AP)
The Carolina Hurricanes re-signed defenseman Glen Wesley to a one-year, $1 million contract Tuesday, bringing the 36-year-old fan favorite back for an 18th NHL season. Wesley has played all but a fraction of the last 10 seasons with the Hartford-Carolina franchise. ``Glen has been a mainstay of this organization for a long time and he has made his home in North Carolina,'' general manager Jim...
Czechs may sign compromise transfer pact (AP)
Every European hockey federation except Russia signed a two-year transfer agreement between the NHL and hockey's governing body on Tuesday, ensuring that the NHL will send players to the 2006 Turin Olympics. The Russian federation rejected the deal, which regulates financial compensation, limits the number of players that can leave Europe annually, and imposes a transfer deadline.
Tampa Bay signs Lecavalier (AP)
The Tampa Bay Lightning signed center Vincent Lecavalier to a four-year deal Tuesday, securing one of their two front-line stars and keeping a key piece of their Stanley Cup championship team. The Lightning are still attempting to sign NHL MVP and scoring champion Martin St. Louis, but the signing of Lecavalier to a multiyear deal is good news for the defending champs, who could have lost the...
LeClair joins reshaped Penguins (AP)
John LeClair probably wouldn't have given a thought a few weeks ago to joining a last-place team like the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby, Ziggy Palffy, Sergei Gonchar and Jocelyn Thibault changed his thinking. John LeClair, let go by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first wave of NHL salary dumping last month, signed a two-year contract Monday with Pittsburgh -- the Penguins' fifth major player...
Watkins Glen observations
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Seemingly the only thing that can stop Tony Stewart nowadays is his tardiness to the prerace meeting.
Aikman's new NASCAR teams lands primary sponsor (AP)
DALLAS – Texas Instruments Inc. will be the primary sponsor for a NASCAR team run by former Dallas Cowboys...
Atlanta makes pitch for NASCAR Hall of Fame (AP)
ATLANTA – The city's tourism officials revved up their engines Tuesday, hoping to blow past the...
One driver injured, another suspended after race fight (AP)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A bloody fight after a NASCAR-sanctioned race at Bowman Gray Stadium has resulted in...
Stewart fined for Busch bump (AP)
Tony Stewart was placed on probation for the rest of the year and fined $5,000 Tuesday for intentionally running into another car after the Busch series race Saturday at Watkins Glen International.
Stewart, Kyle Busch fined for incidents at Watkins Glen (SportsTicker)
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Ticker) - Tony Stewart's temper put a blemish on his near perfect weekend at Watkins Glen International.
Kyle Busch penalized for post-race altercation (AP)
Kyle Busch was fined $10,000 and placed on probation until the end of the year by NASCAR on Tuesday for hitting another competitor's car after the Nextel Cup race at Watkins Glen International.
NASCAR star Stewart honored with parade (AP)
Thousands of people greeted NASCAR driver Tony Stewart along a parade route through his hometown Monday.
Driver killed in rollover at Salt Flats (AP)
John Beckett was killed when his car rolled at more than 200 mph during time trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The 58-year-old North Carolina driver crashed at the 5-mile mark of the 7-mile track as he was reaching top speed Sunday during Bonneville National Speedweek, race officials said. Beckett was alive when sheriff's officers arrived but died a short time later, said sheriff's Lt.